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NASA to steal boulder from asteroid to test Earth-defense technique

The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.

By March 26, 2015

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Here's how you put an asteroid boulder in orbit around the moon (pictures)

NASA has a bold new plan to steal a boulder from an asteroid and bring it back for orbit around the moon, to help test an Earth-defense system.

10 Images By March 26, 2015

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Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself

For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself up.

By March 20, 2015

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Near-Earth asteroid has its own little moon in tow

When asteroid 2004 BL86 passed near Earth on January 26, it wasn't alone. A small moon came along for the ride.

By January 27, 2015

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Asteroid to swoop by Earth on January 26

You don't have to duck, but a good-sized asteroid will make a fairly close flyby of Earth at the end of the month.

By January 14, 2015

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Arizona-sized asteroid as seen by NASA (pictures)

NASA's Dawn Mission got a good look at Vesta, one of the biggest asteroids in our solar system, generating cool maps and unusual images along the way.

8 Images By November 18, 2014

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Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

By November 18, 2014

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'Asteroid to hit Earth' story goes up on CNN, people believe it

A user posts a fake news piece to CNN's iReport news hub. It stays live for 22 hours before someone realizes it must surely not be true.

By May 27, 2014

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Earth-buzzing asteroid may have dropped meteorite on Nicaragua

Daredevil asteroid 2014 RC slid by close to Earth Sunday, but it may have left a parting gift in the form of a meteorite crater in Nicaragua.

By September 8, 2014

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Send your tweets to space with NASA's Asteroid Time Capsule

As part of the OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu, NASA will be including tweets and Instagram photos from the public as part of a space time capsule.

By September 3, 2014